missions, there is a very strong army of europeans. i would submit that that is what it will probably be for quite awhile. during this whole canard about, you know, europe, they don't fight and negotiate and so on. talking with the general about my earlier book. he said don't let anybody fool you. when the interests are threatened to there is nobody that can fight as well as the europeans. and he said, well, we can't, the americans, but so coming now to where i want to end so we can answer some questions, i think the future of nato by itself, the shelf life is very small. i think the countries that are part of nato, you know, they don't really see eye to eye. also, i believe the europeans are quite interested in doing their own thing.